Political Animals Season 1 DVD Box Set
Cast and Crew
Creator: Greg Berlanti
Leading Role: Sigourney Weaver,Carla Gugino,James Wolk,Sebastian Stan,Brittany Ishibashi,Ellen Burstyn
Summary of Political Animals Season 1 DVD Box Set
The episode opens with T.J. in the hospital, after over-dosing, still asleep. In order to keep the story under wraps, Elaine tells Douglas to contact Susan Berg, he is skeptical, but she insists. Susan meets the pair at the house, and Elaine tells her a fake story to keep T.J. from getting bad publicity. Berg however, does not believe her, and refuses to write the fake story, not wanting to risk her integrity. Elaine then tells her that if she writes the fake story about T.J. she will let her go with Douglas to San Diego, and be the only reporter to be there when the U.S. attempts to rescue the Chinese from the submarine. Douglas and Susan then depart on the plane to San Diego, where they spend the flight talking, and then drinking wine, which leads them to get drunk, and divulge extremely personal and sensitive information, which leads Douglas to kiss Susan. Meanwhile, Douglas' fiance and his grandmother found cocaine and other drugs hidden in a couch cushion by T.J. The pair flush everything except a small portion of marijuana, which they then proceed to smoke. After drinking a lot of alcohol, Douglas' grandmother then reveals to Ann that she knows that she is bulimic. Also, T.J. wakes up with Elaine lying next to him in a chair; he apologizes profusely and falls back asleep. Bud arrives, and Elaine leaves to speak with the President. Back on the plane, Douglas reveals that he thinks Susan is "sexy" and he kisses her and they proceed to have sex. Elaine speaks with the President, who recently found out that the Chinese plan on scuttling the submarine, with a catastrophic release of radiation, if the U.S. tries to save them. The President, highly influenced by Elaine, makes the Chinese threat public and rebuffs it. The rescue is successful.